There are a number of steps you should take before undergoing any surgery, but guidelines are even more specific before you undergo facial plastic surgery. The more informed and educated you are about the process and procedure, the less overwhelmed you will feel.
Step #1: How to Determine if You are a Good Candidate
Before pursuing facial plastic surgery, you should schedule a consult with your primary care physician regarding your overall health and eligibility for surgery. This physician will determine if you are in good enough health to undergo a surgical procedure, and decide whether or not you have any medical conditions that may cause your health to be jeopardized during surgery? If you are a smoker, we require that you quit before undergoing surgery.
Step #2: Know the Outcome You’d Like to Achieve
It is important to have a clear, realistic goal in mind as to what you want to achieve with facial plastic surgery. Because there are so many options to consider, research the pros and cons of each procedure you are considering. Then, schedule a consult with Dr. Daniel Daube to make certain the options you desire are realistic and viable for your facial structure.
Step #3: Pick an Experienced Surgeon You Can Trust
Successful facial plastic surgery begins by choosing a physician who has not only experience, but special certifications. Dr. Daniel Daube has done hundreds of facial plastic surgeries. In addition, he is double Board Certified and Fellowship trained; plus, he is the only Facial Plastic surgeon in the Northwest Florida region.
It is also a good idea to bring a list of questions to your consultation so you do not forget to ask about any important details or concerns you may have.
Step #4: Know the Care Needed Before and After Your Procedure
Each facial plastic procedure requires different post-operative care, so it is very important that you understand what care is needed after your procedure to ensure your recovery goes smoothly. Of course, you may contact us at any time with questions.
The more prepared you are for your facial plastic procedure, the better you will feel. If you are considering facial plastic surgery, call Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today to schedule a consult with Dr. Daube. We believe our slogan says it all – “Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face.”©